Add Ripple Effect in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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Steps

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    We should have an image opened
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    In this example, it is an image of David Bowie. We can open an image by creating a new document or opening an existing one. There is a VisiHow video on how to create a new document and open a document in Photoshop CS6.
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    Once the image is opened, we have to ensure that we selected the layer that we will be working within the "Layers" tab at the right-hand side
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    In this video, there is only one layer.
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    We click "Filter"
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    We move the cursor over to "Distort"
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    We move across to "Ripple" and click it
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    A pop-up window with the preview of the image will be brought up.
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    We can zoom out by clicking "-" in the corner
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    We can zoom in by clicking "+"
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    We can zoom far in or far out by clicking the percentage drop-down button and selecting a percentage value
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    We zoom in a bit
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    We can see the image has already been fairly rippled.
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    We can pull the "Amount" scroller along and add even more of the ripple effect to the image
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    We can pull the "Amount" scroller a little back to go the other way
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    The effect goes both ways: we can see the movement changing as if to an "inverted" ripple effect. We can go through with the effect until we are satisfied.
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    We can click "Size" and change the size of the ripples
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    We can click "Small", where the effect is a bit subtle
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    We can click the "Large" option, where the effect is really dramatic
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    "Medium" is the default setting. We are going to leave it at this value.
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    We click "OK" to come to our canvas with our new effect
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya

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